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805 Blonde Ale - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
805 Blonde Ale805 Blonde Ale

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BA SCORE
81
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63 Reviews
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Reviews: 63
Hads: 649
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 16.95%
Wants: 29
Gots: 202 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Firestone Walker Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Blonde Ale |  4.70% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Zorro on 05-22-2012

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Reviews: 63 | Hads: 649
Reviews by DoubleJ:
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2.73/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I had no background of this beer whatsoever, yet I decided to try a pint of it anyways. After all, it's made by Firestone Walker. On to the beer:

I spend the entire pint trying to understand what this was. There isn't much head, retention, or lace to this one. The nose is weak and offrers some strange fruity notes. And its taste is more of the same. If anything, it tasted like a weak pale ale where the hops weren't worked as much as they could. At least it was easy enough to drink, not terribly offensive, and was bubbly in the mouth. As far as everything else, I'll pass. It's a good thing this is brewed for the local Central Coast market, because I don't think it's necessary to inflict this beer on the people in my area (Orange County). (747 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of panoocha
4.68/5  rDev +32.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Good carbonation. Wheat-grainy taste. Nice blond color. One of my faves. (72 characters)

Photo of Turbo
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of Nesingleton
4.28/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

12oz can. Good beer for a party. (32 characters)

Photo of Billybaroo68
4.77/5  rDev +34.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Excellent Good tasty smooth drinkable (37 characters)

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4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

Photo of SanFranJake
3.53/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

Photo of CMerrill
4.19/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

It's a very drinkable beer. A slight sweet bite at first taste with a sweet aromatic finish. I really enjoyed this beer while visiting Cali this past weekend. A big plus to find a beer that is what it is, Just a decent local beer. It not usually a fan of blonde ales but this one makes me want to try more. (306 characters)

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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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2.5/5  rDev -29.4%

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4/5  rDev +13%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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4.12/5  rDev +16.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

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3.24/5  rDev -8.5%

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3/5  rDev -15.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +27.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Great beer good taste, easy drinking (36 characters)

Photo of ehammond1
2.81/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Bottle (2012)

Clear golden with a small off-white head that leaves the glass clean on the way down.

The aroma is of simple grain and some dishrag, unfortunately. Simple, yet not particularly pleasant.

The flavor is similar to the aroma, with simple grain, low bitterness, and a bit of earthy yeast character.

Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

Not that good, but completely expected for the given style. (414 characters)

Photo of sourdog
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

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805 Blonde Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 63 ratings.